Very good topic, WRONG writer (The Jakarta Post article)

Porn is inside the mind, not in someone’s breast when feeding her hungry baby in public place. The writer put a very good topic with a very superficial thought! Go brainstorm your mind and brain once more before writing.

BREASTFEEDING IS NOT PORN!!

Rrrhhh… GIRLS!


~ G ~

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(This article is taken from The Jakarta Post, Tuesday October 20, 2009.)

Live porn aboard an economy train?

Tue, 10/20/2009 1:24 PMย  | ย City

One day last week I took the train, economy-class, from Sawah Besar in Central Jakarta to Depok in West Java. It was 11:30 a.m., the sun was beating down and it was hot, all the train passengers were sweating heavily in the airless carriage.

I was standing near two mothers sat with their babies aged about 12-18 months old, who were enjoying the breeze coming in through the carriage windows.

Twenty minutes went by, it was getting hotter, and one of the toddlers, looking tired, started crying. The wailing baby grasped her mother*s shirt and tugged, fussing and wriggling, throwing her body from right to left in her mother’s arms. Maybe because of the hot weather, or due to hunger, or tiredness.

Standing around the mother were several male passengers. Endless minutes later, the howling baby was still struggling and grasping at her mother*s shirt. I watched the mother and child; the baby’s anguish, the mother’s anxiety and her countless efforts to console her baby, all to no avail. Passengers started to feel irritated by the wailing.

As the crying became even louder, the mother gave up and slowly opened her shirt a little and offered her breast to the baby. Within a half second, the baby stopped crying and looked content. That, then, was the reason she had been crying for more than 20 minutes. I couldn’t ignore the temptation of watching them, so I continue to look, marveling at how the baby became so calm after getting what she wanted, and how the male passengers were enjoying looking at a woman with her breast showing. There were six men around her, and they were avidly watching the breast-feeding process.

As a woman, I felt embarrassed. Really. However, for me, this was not the first time, 10 years ago, when I used to take the train every day, I was always coming across similar situations to today’s. How can a baby exploit their own mother*s privacy just to satisfy their hunger or thirst? Yes, I know, little babies have not learned yet how to be reasonable. They cry to get what they need. If, at the time, you had been in my position, I bet you wouldn*t have stopped looking at them either, just like the group of men, who all enjoyed free porn that hot day. You would not only have felt amused, but astonished, at the fact that little babies have such great power to control their mothers and get what they want.

After this baby had calmed down, the second baby, about the same age as the first, watching her little friend suckling her mother’s breast, perhaps, felt envious. So this baby then began to wail, with the same volume as had the first. But this baby’s mother was wearing Muslim attire, which meant according to Islamic law she ought not show any part of the body forbidden to be seen by the opposite sex (aurat) and it would have been very awkward for her if she had opened part of her clothing to feed her baby. Therefore, she did not, she ignored the baby*s tantrum, even when the baby began to pull at her mother*s shirt with all her strength. Fifteen minutes later, the baby was still screaming, but her mother still did not offer her her breast.

That baby must have been very puzzled, upset and then distraught at not getting what she wanted. Why could her little companion get her needs met so easily, and yet she just had to accept that her mother wouldn’t fulfill her needs?

The train scene became an amazing drama, a live performance from the mothers and babies. The first mother gave in to her baby’s demands, while the second mother decided not to show her breast in public.

What would I do if I had a baby forcing me to open my shirt in front of a hundred strangers on the train? Frankly speaking, I have no idea, but for mothers who have experienced this situation, they have only two choices: offer the breast and see their baby content, or refuse and ignore the baby*s tantrum.

Porn is one of the most popular issues in society, as every time porn appears on television, many people and organizations are ready to demonstrate, but do they even know what has been happening on the trains all these years?

I realize I haven’t got concrete empirical research data yet on how many mothers have ever opened their blouses and revealed their breasts to men in order to fulfill their babies’ needs. It would be funny, and controversial, if this was treated and legalized as normal – and not porn.

– Mayasari Oey



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8 thoughts on “Very good topic, WRONG writer (The Jakarta Post article)

  1. That's funny… She said that those men around her watching her breast. But really? Or were they just watching her baby and it's just the writer herself being pervert? I agree in one side that mommy should be careful with breastfeeding in public cos maybe some of people are disturbed by it, but it's definitely not a porn. I think this girl has a bit misguidance about what porn is. Care to teach her, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. actually….situasi seperti begini emang membinggungkan.

    sebagai seorang ibu, pernah mikir — should i ignore my baby karena mikirin sekitar gw atau ignore them dan breast feeding her?

    tapi memang kita sendiri gak bisa mengatur otak orang lain untuk berpikir apa. tidak porno tapi keadaan sekitar kita juga out of our control. kita tidak bisa memaksa orang lain tidak berpikir porno saat melihat kita sedang menyusui kan?

    so…wat a mom should do?
    beli bra khusus menyusui dan memakai kemeja saat sedang dalam masa menyusui. atau membeli selendang yang banyak sekarang dijual dipasaran. atau pergi kesatu tempat yang sepi, numpang didalam toko untuk nyusui pas lagi di magdu juga bisa kok. atau masuk ke mobil …

    lagian hubby juga gak akan rela istrinya sedang menyusui dipelototi cowok2 disekitarnya ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahhahaaa…

  3. Itu tergantung pikiran orang yang lagi liat…..!
    nyari kesempatan kali……, kamu suka diplototin nanti……, ampun deh…. Sepertinya tak ada titik temunya..! SABAR YA UNI…., KASIAN SI KECIL JADI IKUT DI HAKIMI……

  4. For some man – who are fathers too – I guess they weren't just only looking on her breast. Fathers should know how important breastfeeding is, they've seen their wives feed their babies. I guess in this context, the writer judges as if the mom has giving a live show of porn. I mean, c'mon…! It's not like the mother proudly showed it to public. She herself told that after a long time of thinking, the mother finally gave up and give her breast to the hungry baby. It shows too that the mother actually had a bit awkward and shame feeling to breasfeeding her baby, though she gave up in the end.

    And should that be called as a porn?

    Man… this writer should be a mom first, then tell.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Bener banget nduts. Itu dia gue bilang “porn is inside the mind”. Kadang pervert liat betis aja udah bisa (maaf) konak. Tapi ada juga yang ngeliat pemandangan ibu2 kasih ASI ke baby-nya as something touching, instead of something seducing.

    Kasian aja gitu kan si ibu dibilang menampilan aksi porno, padahal yg dia lakukan malah “trying to be a good mom”.. pfffhh… Sekali2 deh cowo dikasih toket biar tau rasanya jadi cewe yang selalu jadi objek pembicaraan porno yang negatif. Bahkan dalam konteks “menyusui” pun masih juga di “judge” yang aneh2…

    Konyol yah nduts.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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